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Constantly upset/crying myself to sleep, no motivation, bad habit of chewing my cheeks/lips, sharp pains in my lungs/chest area.

Constantly upset/crying myself to sleep, no motivation, bad habit of chewing my cheeks/lips, sharp pains in my lungs/chest area.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My baby has a bad cough that won't let her sleep. I put vapor rub on her chest and have a cool mist humidifier on for her. Any suggestions?

My baby has a bad cough that won't let her sleep. I put vapor rub on her chest and have a cool mist humidifier on for her. Any suggestions?

Needs investigation: Chronic cough in a young child that is waking them up needs investigation. If it is not an infection, it could be an inhaled foreign body (i've seen toy parts, foods, etc). Also, high on the list is also environmental irritants such as smoke, dust, molds and then allergens causing the cough. One of the most frequent symptoms of early asthma in tots is that ongoing night cough! ...Read more

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I sleep on my side and usually rest my head on my left arm. Wake up sore with chest and shoulder aches. How do I change this bad habit? (heart is ok)

I sleep on my side and usually rest my head on my left arm. Wake up sore with chest and shoulder aches. How do I change this bad habit? (heart is ok)

Soft cervical...: ...Collar? If you can't change the sleep position, you might try one of the special sidesleep pillows such as: http://riroads.Com/images/sleep_posture_pillow_1.Jpg. ...Read more

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Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Sleeping on your arm: Puts a great deal of pressure on your rotator cuff and drives the cuff up into your shoulder blade and collarbone. It is akin to someone clamping you thigh for eight hours it is going to hurt. Furthermore your ac joint also can become inflamed. Finally the nerves in you arm get stretched and irritated. Try sleeping in a recliner, wear a shoulder immobilizer, or sleep with your back supported. ...Read more

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How long should a baby sleep for and is it bad to wake it?

How long should a baby sleep for and is it bad to wake it?

Can wake for feeding: Most young infants sleep 5-8 hours at night, a long am nap of 2-4 hours and an afternoon nap of 2-4 hours. The baby may take 1-3 other shorter naps depending on age and activity. It is okay to wake them for scheduled feedins - often every 3-4 hours, but ususally best to let them sleep one extended period at night unless underweight and not taking in enough milk during the day. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby sleep thro a bad cough?

How can I help my baby sleep thro a bad cough?

Help: Steam would help before bedtime. Also an extra pillow under his head , to elevate the head also might be helpful. ...Read more

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Nursing 1 month old. Very bonded to me. Will only sleep next to me and wants to be carried in baby carrier on chest all day. Help. ?

Nursing 1 month old. Very bonded to me. Will only sleep next to me and wants to be carried in baby carrier on chest all day. Help. ?

Newborn: The baby is only 1 month old and it is common for very young babies to want to be as close to their moms as possible. You can not "spoil" a young baby. You can try to swaddle and put down to sleep at least for naps a little at a time. ...Read more

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Every night I party hard when I lay down to sleep I can feel my heart beating in my chest. Is this bad?

Every night I party hard when I lay down to sleep I can feel my heart beating in my chest. Is this bad?

May be: There is such a thing called holiday heart which is an arrythmia brought on by drinking too much alcohol where the heart beats very fast. If it beats too fast for too long the heart can suffer from lack of oxygen and damage can be done. You need to seek medical advice. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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